Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs

About this collection

Hagley Museum staff conducted a series oral history interviews between 1954 and 1990, speaking primarily with individuals who had worked at the DuPont Company powder yards on Brandywine Creek during the yards’ final decades of operation or who had lived near the yards as spouses or children of DuPont Co. workers. Some of the individuals who were interviewed donated, lent for copying, or provided information on the photographs in this collection. The images primarily depict the worker communities which surrounded the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company powder yards on Brandywine Creek or the powder yards themselves. For a detailed description of the entire collection, click here to view the finding aid.

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    Image: DuPont Co. workers enjoying a drink near the Club House at Thompson's Bridge. Click to view.

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Henry Clay, Delaware, view from Rockford Tower
Covered bridge in foreground is "New Bridge" at bottom of Rising Sun Lane. Henry Clay on left bank; Walker's Banks at right. Rokeby Mill (first DuPont Experimental Station), Breck's Mill, and Walker's Mill all visible.
Walker's Mill and Walker's Banks houses
"New Bridge" covered bridge over Rising Sun Lane in foreground. Walker's Mill and Walker's Banks on right bank. Breck's Mill on left bank.